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MEd - Adult Learning as a main subject

This programme is for educational practitioners who are graduates and want to improve their skills, knowledge and career prospects in Education. Developing skills in curriculum, pedagogy or policy development, the benefits include career advancement and the development of expertise in a specific area of educational practice.

The Adult Learning programmes equip graduates with the knowledge to work alongside adults in New Zealand tertiary institutions (adult and community education agencies, polytechnics, private training establishments, wananga and universities).


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Key information

Years: 1.5
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Estimated Fees* (Domestic): $7,686 - $8,278 per year
Estimated Fees* (International): $33,195 (120 pts) or $49,795 (180 pts)
Entry Requirements: Postgraduate International
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*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

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Prescriptions for the MEd

To complete the Master of Education in Adult Learning, students must complete 180 points at 500 level, including at least 60 points from 500 level papers in the Adult Learning subject; one of the following Research Methods papers EDUCA500, EDUCA557, or MAOED500; and one of a Directed Study equivalent to 30 points, a Dissertation equivalent to 60 points, or a Thesis equivalent to 90 or 120 points.

Students will normally be expected to focus their independent research on a topic related to Adult Learning.

Optional papers will be selected from the papers listed in the MEd subjects, the MEdLeadership, or 30 points may be selected from outside the field of the degree.

500 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
ADLNG500Issues in Adult and Tertiary Education30.022B (Hamilton)
This paper will investigate issues in current theory, policy and practices in adult and tertiary education locally and internationally. In the course of this enquiry, students will be expected to critique multiple perspectives, develop a coherent philosophical base and a research design to address a specific issue.
EDUCA500Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Māori and Critical Theories30.022X (Block - Tauranga)
Culturally Responsive Methodologies utilise kaupapa Maori and critical theoretical frameworks to develop contexts within which the researched community can define the terms for engaging, relating and co-creating new knowledge.
EDUCA557Becoming a researcher: theory, ethics and methods30.022A (Online), 22B (Online) & 22H (Block)
This paper introduces students to the major educational research paradigms, methodologies appropriate to collecting data in schools (including interviews, observations, surveys, case studies), action research, literature reviews, critiquing research, and report writing. It includes consideration of ethical issues in research.
EDUCA590Directed Study30.022I (Hamilton) & 22I (Online)
Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
EDUCA592Dissertation60.022X (Hamilton), 22X (Online) & 22X (Tauranga)
A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
EDUCA593Education Thesis90.022X (Hamilton), 22X (Online) & 22X (Tauranga)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
EDUCA594Education Thesis120.022X (Hamilton), 22X (Online) & 22X (Tauranga)
An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
HMDEV502Contemporary Issues in Adulthood30.022A (Online)
This paper focuses on adult development with an emphasis on ageing, diversity, culture and social justice. Examining social and political discourses, the paper explores how the resulting messages influence the everyday experiences of people at different stages of adulthood; and the implications of these for working with diversity i...
MAOED500Rangahau Kaupapa Māori - Kaupapa Māori Research30.022X (Hamilton)
This paper seeks to explore Kaupapa Maori research theory and methodologies, developing more informed and culturally located and responsive research practice, with a particular focus on researching in Maori educational contexts.

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Contacts

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Phone: 07 838 4466 ext 7721
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